Weather Channel takes to the skies with “Plane Xtreme”

The docuseries from Spectrum Productions, greenlit by the U.S.-based cable net, follows adrenaline-addicted pilots who deliver general aviation aircraft from Florida to locations around the world.
July 30, 2012

Another non-fiction series is about to take flight on the Weather Channel.

Plane Xtreme, produced by Spectrum Productions (Swamp Men), follows the adventures of a group of pilots who risk their lives flying small planes through numerous adverse weather conditions to deliver general aviation aircraft – ranging from small Piper Cubs to vintage aircraft – from Florida to locations around the world.

Plane Xtreme shows the real dangers of working for this unusual aircraft delivery business, from unpredictable weather conditions to the perils of landing in obscure destinations,” said Michael Dingley, senior VP of content and development for The Weather Channel Companies.

“Our viewers will experience the fears and thrills of flying undersized airplanes over huge stretches of ocean, where the weather or mechanical issues can quickly become a life or death situation.”

The U.S. network’s slate of original series also includes Coast Guard Alaska, Lifeguard!, Iron Men, and Hurricane Hunters, among others.

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